Patty Briguglio Leads TiE PR Workshop for Entrepreneurs

Raleigh, NC, July 12, 2007 --( Patty Briguglio, president of MMI Associates, Inc., a Raleigh-based marketing and public relations firm, will conduct the TiE Institute’s “Learning From Gurus” developmental workshop series on Friday, July 20 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Brier Creek Country Club clubhouse. In this workshop, titled “Public Relations Power Tools to Launch Your Products and Services,” participants will learn the key elements of successful public relations, including how to create the right message and orchestrate its delivery to the marketplace, as well as solutions to common public relations pitfalls. The workshop is designed to appeal to both beginning and experienced entrepreneurs interested in learning how to use public relations as an asset for their business endeavors. For more information about signing up for the workshop, visit

“I am honored to offer my expertise about public relations at the TiE Institute Workshop,” said Briguglio. “Public relations is an essential tool for any business operation and can be crucial to launching a new product or service.”

About TiE-Carolinas:
TiE-Carolinas is a nonprofit organization of that aims to foster and support entrepreneurship in the Carolinas. This organization helps to network and to facilitate networking among members, foster entrepreneurship and help its membership work with the mainstream community. TiE-Carolinas conducts periodic workshops on topics of particular interest to entrepreneurs. For more information about TiE-Carolinas, visit its Web site at

About Patty Briguglio:
Patty Briguglio is President of MMI Associates, Inc. a full-service marketing and public relations firm. Instrumental in founding organizations that benefit women, Briguglio founded the Arizona Women’s Business Enterprise Council (AWBEC) and the Triangle Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a nonprofit organization whose members are a diverse group of entrepreneurial women presidents who have guided their businesses to generate at least $2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for a service-based business. She has been active in the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) for more than 10 years, receiving many awards, most recently the NAWBO 2004 Rising Star Award and 2005 Member of the Year Award. Briguglio was named one of the 25 most influential Women In Business by the Triangle Business Journal. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the town of Cary named her the 2005 Small Business Champion of North Carolina. The Office of the Governor recently honored Briguglio with the Old North State award. Briguglio devotes her time to a number of civic and charitable organizations including the Assistance League of Raleigh, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council, the Hospice of Wake County, and the Triangle Community Foundation (TCF). For more information, please call 919-233-6600 or visit the MMI Associates website at

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.

MMI Associates
Patty Briguglio